Trigg’s Psych Out Tactics Don’t Work on Lawler

In fact, they earned him a late hit after the KO. Lawler's not exactly a young man known for his self-restraint. Lawler staggered Trigg…

By: Nate Wilcox | 17 years ago
Trigg’s Psych Out Tactics Don’t Work on Lawler
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In fact, they earned him a late hit after the KO. Lawler’s not exactly a young man known for his self-restraint.

Lawler staggered Trigg with an overhand right in the second round. One minute and 40 seconds into the fourth, Lawler connected on a devastating left hook-right hook-left upper cut combination that sent Trigg sprawling.

As the referee jumped in to stop the fight, Lawler caught the prone Trigg with another right hook.

“If it was Niko (Vitale) I wouldn’t have done that, because Niko’s the man and he has respect,” Lawler said. “Trigg has no respect.”

It’s too bad I didn’t realize until after the fact that ProElite.com was web casting the event live. URGG!! Oh well, next time.

Mayhem Miller and Charuto Verrissimo got quick first round KOs. Wonder if we’ll see either of them back in the UFC or PRIDE anytime soon.

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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